By Rebecca Solene. Kitchen Design. Published at Wednesday, May 09th, 2018 - 00:18:20 AM.
The open living room took the spot of the old kitchen. An 8-by-8-foot window flanked by glass-pane doors provides views of the backyard and floods the space with light, which is amplified by the maple ceiling panels and hickory floors.
Most sunrooms are built without heating and air conditioning systems. But it's still nice to be able to cool down with a ceiling fan if the air gets too stifling, and to warm up with a fireplace on chilly nights.
As you can see, it’s just a few steps from the dining room to the drawing room in this home. Think about where you want your guests to gather after dinner — whether in your living room, family room or rec room — and make sure the spaces encourage an easy transition.
Easy flow from the dinner table to a seating area. The concept of the drawing room has evolved over time. The room has moved around the house a bit and sometimes was referred to as a parlor or a salon. During the era of Downton Abbey, the 1910s and ’20, the drawing room centered more around women, while the men hit the adjacent smoking room. To keep it simple, we’ll use the most popular current definition of a drawing room here in the U.S. — a space for after-dinner entertaining for all
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